NW Authors Series Presents E. Lily Yu

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Library to Host Award-Winning Sci Fi Author

The NW Author Speakers Series will host Washington science fiction and fantasy writer E. Lily Yu for a talk at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. At the author’s request this will be an in-person only event at the library; the presentation will not be recorded or livestreamed. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Yu received the Washington State Book Award for Fiction in 2022, the Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017 and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Her stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon and World Fantasy Awards.

Yu’s debut novel “On Fragile Waves” was listed in the New York Times Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021 and the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2021. It is the story of Firuzeh, a young girl whose family flees war-torn Afghanistan for greater opportunities in Australia. Firuzeh finds hope and comfort in the fairy tales her parents spin about life in Australia, but eventually has to find a way to deal with the reality of life as an immigrant.

Critics have described “On Fragile Waves” as a “knockout,” an “exquisite and unusual magic realistic debut” and a book that “will enchant readers of both literary fiction and fantasy.”

Yu’s debut short story collection, “Jewel Box: Stories,” also met with critical acclaim, with critics describing the 22 stories in the collection as “mini-masterpieces.”

The stories, a mix of science fiction and fantastical tales, include a Muslim businessman who doesn’t appreciate the glories offered to him by an angel; a roadside lamp that declares its love for a handsome human; a cyberpunk retelling of a Greek myth; a woman obsessed with staircases; and other stories told in what one critic has called “an utterly unique voice—poetical yet clear-eyed, hard-nosed yet romantic.”

Yu’s forthcoming book, “Break, Blow, Burn & Make: A Writer’s Thought on Creation” is a guide to creation and creativity.

TEEN NIGHT at North Coast Pinball THIS Friday May 17th, 6-8PM

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Hello BBQ Community–

This Friday May 17th is TEEN NIGHT at North Coast Pinball, 6-8 PM. FREE PINBALL and Games for ALL TEENS!!!! Please spread the word and send your teen down for some free fun!!

Thank you!

Contact Christy at (503) 800-1092, or Christy@cosmichealingnw.com for info, questions, or to donate!

Trash Bash Art Festival 2024

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Cartm is open on Monday Noon – 6pm. Come buy your Festival Buttons and Trashion Seating Tokens!
The store will be closed May 16-20, so we can focus on The Bash.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
** To guarantee your seated place runway side at Saturday’s Trashion Show from INSIDE the Grange Hall, you must purchase a token for an extra $20. A limited number of tokens will be sold!! At 5:00 doors will open for Token holders first. If there are any more seats available, they will be given out to first in line. So, you might get lucky, even if you didn’t purchase a token. But if you want the guarantee, please purchase a token. We are making every effort to ensure that folks outside can enjoy the show. Models will come outside and a speaker will broadcast the MC and music. **

SCHEDULE OF TRASH BASH ART FESTIVAL EVENTS:
Trash Art Show Opening Reception
Thursday, May 16, 5-9pm Entertainment begins at 5:30.
Meet the artists, appetizers, drinks, entertainment: LIVE Trash Art SLAM!

Trash Tales
Friday, May 17, 5-7pm Storytelling, drinks, appetizers

Trashion Show
Saturday, May 18, 4-9pm Food and drinks begin at 3pm. Doors open for Token Holders at 5pm. DJ Romo Dance Party after the runway.

Trash Art Gallery Open hours
May 17-19, 11am-5pm
Silent Auction Opens Thursday, Closes Sunday at 3pm.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats at NCRD on June 23

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It’s time to celebrate with great music and for a great cause on June 23rd. 

The Nehalem Bay Health Center in partnership with the Nehalem Bay Health District and North Coast Music Project present Rick Estrin and The Nightcats at the NCRD Performing Arts Center. The band has just completed a new album entitled The Hits Keep Coming and we are lucky to be part of a tour that includes dates in Europe.

Construction on the new Nehalem Bay Health Center in Wheeler is scheduled to begin in mid-July and this benefit concert will help ensure that this great new community facility will be all it can be. 

ALL proceeds from the Rick Estrin show will benefit the “finishing touches” needed for the new Health Center. A $100 VIP ticket will give you a great seat for the show, as you also contribute to the vision of improved health and senior care on the north coast. General admission seats are also available for $35.

You’ll also be the first to hear some exciting news about the new Health Center. 

Don’t miss the show on June 23rd at the NCRD Performing Arts Center. A pre-concert wine and beer reception will begin at 2:00 pm. The music starts at 3:00 pm 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK THIS LINK TO TICKET TOMATO:

www.tickettomato.com/event/8701/rick-estrin-amp-the-nightcats

NVHS Presents

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Come see Zachary Stocks, the Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers, present to you tales of Black pioneers on Oregon’s Coast. Zachary has a long resume of service to museums and to the National Park Service. He is an accomplished scholar and Oregon Black Pioneers has received great recognition through the Oregon Heritage Commission. This promises to be a fascinating presentation.

The show will start at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon at NCRD’s Performing Arts Center. The fee is $10 at the door. Hope to see you there.

Awe Delight Joy Savoring Why it’s SO important, especially now

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Hello Conscious Aging and Community Connection Friends,

The goal of the Conscious Aging and Community Connections Program is to bring people in our community together to get to know one another at a deeper level and to encourage one another to live our best possible lives.

The Conscious Aging and Community Connections Program is held on the second Monday of each month from 2-4pm. This program is sponsored by Pine Grove Community House which allows us to keep admission at $ 5 per session. All money received goes directly to Pine Grove.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

Next EVENT:

Monday, May 13, 2-4 pm join us for a presentation by Kathie Hightower, on Awe/Delight/Joy/Savoring: Why it’s SO important, especially now, and ways to add these experiences into your daily life. Believe it or not, researchers have done extensive research studies on Awe and Joy and Savoring. Join us to learn why these topics matter to you, especially as we age, and learn simple exercises to add more of these into your own daily life. Let’s choose the antidote to the current negative news spiral. Choose Joy. Here’s how.

Kathie dove into this subject many years ago and in fact published a small book on Simple Joys. She returned to study more current research to prepare this presentation for you. Kathie spent many years traveling the world, doing keynotes and workshops on topics like Jump Into Life, and Joyful Living. This is a mini-presentation.

DON’T FORGET: Bring a pen and a book or magazine to write on…we’ll have handouts ready for you to fill in.

Doors open at 145. Program starts right at 2pm.

If you have questions, contact Kathie Hightower at kathiejhightower@gmail.com.
Upcoming events:

June 10, The Art of Gathering: Community building, Getting to Know Your Neighbors

July 8, Home Exchanges and Workaway: How They Can Work for You, with Guest Presenters Edith Rohde and Jill Turner

August 12, Enrich Your Life Now, No Matter Your Age; yes, into your 80’s & 90’s and beyond

Our committee is busy planning future topics. We’ll send out announcements as they get finalized.

If you have suggestions for topics you’d like to explore in this group, please let me know.

Also, let me know if you no longer want to receive emails about this program.

With appreciation for this wonderful community,

The Conscious Aging and Community Connections Team: Tela Skinner, Mary Ruhl, Kathie Hightower, Kathleen Moore, Jan Hamilton, Dori Bash

Manzanita Talks with Councilors

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I attended one of the informal talks with Manzanita City Councilors at the Manzanita Visitors
Center recently. Through May, they’re focusing on Revenue Diversification, specifically asking about the possibility of having a Prepared Food/Beverage Tax in Manzanita.
Our discussion ranged far and wide (though focused on potential pros and cons of a local
Prepared Food/Beverage Tax).
The point of the discussion is that in Manzanita, the city depends heavily for revenue on the
Transient Lodging Tax (generated by hotels and short term rentals (STRs).
Our reliance on these taxes is driven by a very low property tax rate, (Manzanita property
owners pay (rounded) .42 per $1,000 of assessed value. Compare this with Bay City, where
property owners pay (rounded) $2.50 per $1,000. Of assessed value)
So, what other options do we have to pay our bills and assure a livable city?
Cannon Beach, Ashland and Yachats all have a Prepared Food Tax of 5%.
Ashland has had theirs for 30 years, followed by Yachats and most recently by Cannon Beach.
The “beverage” (if included) excludes alcohol.
There are a few more Conversations with City Councilors scheduled. I encourage
friends/neighbors to attend, to comment, discuss and learn from one another.
The remaining discussions scheduled at the Manzanita Visitors Center are:
May 14 (Tuesday), 1-3pm
May 22 (Wednesday), 1-3pm
May 28 (Tuesday), 10-12noon
To be sure there’s room at the Visitors Center, they ask us to reserve our seats:
www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-councilors-tickets-876282142477?aff=oddtdtcr
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Have Fun!
Mark Kuestner

KOSHA MAPPING WORKSHOP

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Hello Community,
Join me for a Kosha Mapping Workshop Saturday, May 18th from 10 am- 12 pm. Workshop will be held at Yoga Roots Studio. During this two hour workshop, you will be guided through the five koshas, or sheaths of existence. In a process of discovery we will move from the most apparent part of our being, the physical body, to the subtlest part of our being, the spirit. We’ll journey through five meditations, integrating the experience through periodic pauses for illustration and silent reflection.
No yoga experience necessary
Please note workshop involves moving from a supine position to a seated position
Paper and coloring supplies provided
Spots limited to 6 participants
Investment: $75
To register email: kcrosman@muih.edu

Meet your Yoga Therapist
Katie Crosman is a 500 YTT yoga teacher and yoga studio co-owner with over a decade of experience. She has a MS in Yoga Therapy and is a certified International Association Yoga Therapist.

Energy Healing Event

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My Essential Collection is hosting it’s 5th Energy Healing Event! Come join us!
When: May 25-26
Time: 10-5 & 10-6
Where: Old Mill RV Event Center 220 S 3rd St Garibaldi

Come enjoy returning and new vendors – we have crystals, readers, jewelry, art, massages, metaphysical gifts, Reiki, drumming, singing bowls, and more!

We will also have drawings!

Art Sale Fundraiser for Nehalem Food Pantry

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Quite a lot of art gets donated to the Nehalem Food Pantry. Every year in May we have an exhibition and sale at the Gallery at NCRD.

There is original art, prints, collage, and framed needlepoint.

When you find something you like. Take it to the Welcome Center and give them what it is worth to you. Please be generous, remembering the Food Pantry.

NCRD is located at 36155 Ninth St. in Nehalem. The Gallery is open 8 am till 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG OPENS MAY 31st AT THE NCRD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Buckle up for laughs – THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is this spring’s highly anticipated, side-splitting smash hit!

Advanced tickets are on sale now for all the best seats!
www.RiverbendPlayers.org

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Directed by: Frank Squillo

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce.

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.

This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).

Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award-winning comedy is a global phenomenon guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Riverbend Players is a proud member of the ARTS FOR ALL program. Ensuring Arts & Culture are Accessible for All.

www.riverbendplayers.org

Veterans for Peace Meeting – Everyone is welcome

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Hey all

Our next Veterans for Peace meeting will be:

Date Thursday, May 9th
Time 10:30 PST
Place Off Shore Grill in Manzanita

You need not be a veteran to attend. Everyone is welcome. If you can’t join us in
person, you can attend via zoom. Everyone is invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
The following is the info:

Topic: Veterans for Peace Zoom Meeting
Time: May 9, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
us06web.zoom.us/j/83676701510?pwd=svTd056IiaTGbjQU1RUIu94YZ2dVRZ.1

Meeting ID: 836 7670 1510
Passcode: 081562

Brian

May 9th Living Amongst the Green Giants Presentation

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Living Amongst the Green Giants–
From anemones to old-growth trees, a celebration of life on the Oregon Coast

May 9th, 6:00-7:30 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

North County Recreation District: 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR

Hosted by: North Coast Land Conservancy

Presenters: Katie Voelke & Angela Whitlock

Enjoy an evening of celebrating life among these lands and waters—from the coastal prairies and wetlands to the peaks of the Coast Range and the expansive Cape Falcon Marine Reserve—and learn about the incredible impacts of local conservation with a presentation by NCLC Marine Coordinator Angela Whitlock and NCLC Executive Director Katie Voelke.

This presentation will take place at the North County Recreation District (NCRD) Gallery–36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR. The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30.

Seating is limited, so arrive early!

Sunday Dance Classes

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Join me every Sunday for hiphop classes at Yoga Roots Studio in Manzanita!

Kids Dance: 4-5PM $15
Teen Hiphop: 5-6PM $20
Adult Hiphop: 6:30-7:30PM $20

Location: Yoga Roots Studio 298 Laneda Ave #5, Manzanita, OR 97130

Each week spots are limited! Be sure to reserve your place in class with the link below! northcoastgroove.squarespace.com/schedule

A New Palliative Care Tool: Psilocybin Assisted Therapy

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Date: May 16th from 12-1:00 pm (PST)
Offering: A New Palliative Care Tool: Psilocybin Assisted Therapy
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Registration (required) www.northcoasteolcollective.com/events-one/a-new-palliative-care-tool-psilocybin-assisted-therapy
Presenter: Kathryn L. Tucker, JD, Special Advocacy Advisor – National Psychedelics Association

Brief Description:
Modern-era clinical trials show psilocybin-assisted therapy brings “immediate, substantial and sustained” relief from anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer. Palliative care providers are eager to add a new palliative care tool to their toolbox to address non-physical suffering. This presentation will briefly review the trials and findings, the prohibited status of psilocybin under current law, and efforts to evolve the law to allow access for therapeutic purposes. The discussion will include Oregon’s pioneering Psilocybin Services Act, the first state law to legalize and regulate this substance despite its federal status.

Presenter Bio:
Kathryn L. Tucker is recognized as a national leader in spearheading creative and effective efforts to promote improved care for seriously ill and dying patients. She has served as Director of Advocacy at various nonprofit organizations, including the National Psychedelics Association, the Completed Life Initiative, the End of Life Liberty Project, the Disability Rights Legal Center, Compassion & Choices, and Compassion in Dying. Tucker was a founding member of the Psychedelic Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Litigation and Advocacy Committee. She is a Founding Member of the Initiative on Psychedelics and Healing of the Global Wellness Institute. In periods of private practice, Tucker served as Special Counsel at Emerge Law Group, where she Co-Chaired the Psychedelic Practice Group, and as a litigation attorney at Perkins Coie (Seattle Office). Tucker has held faculty appointments as Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Lewis & Clark Schools of Law, teaching in the areas of law, medicine, and ethics, with a focus on the end of life. Tucker is counsel in the nation’s first litigation under the Right to Try Act, representing a palliative care physician and several cancer patients seeking to compel DEA to allow access to psilocybin therapy. She is also involved with a first-of-its-kind petition to reschedule psilocybin and related litigation. AIMS et al. v DEA.

North coast Veteran for Peace Meeting

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Hey all

Our next Veterans for Peace meeting will be:

Date Thursday, May 9th
Time 10:30 PST
Place Off Shore Grill in Manzanita

You need not be a veteran to attend. Everyone is welcome. If you can’t join us in
person, you can attend via zoom. The following is the info;

Everyone is invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Veterans for Peace Zoom Meeting
Time: May 9, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
us06web.zoom.us/j/83676701510?pwd=svTd056IiaTGbjQU1RUIu94YZ2dVRZ.1

Meeting ID: 836 7670 1510
Passcode: 081562

Brian

Yoga with Veterans and with Molly and Janet

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Hey everybody.
Come join us for Yoga! It’s fun, it’s free and it will make you healthy.

First there’s Yoga with Molly.
Day – Monday
Time. – 11:15 PST
Place – Tillamook YMCA

If you can’t join in person, you can still zoom in via the following link:
us06web.zoom.us/j/84115365249?pwd=Y1ZETEp1ZEtoS1JDTG9Sdmg3cGoyQT09

Next there’s Yoga with Janet.
Day – Wednesday
Time – 10:30 PST
Place – NCRD in Nehalem

If you can’t join in person, you can still zoom in via the following link:
us02web.zoom.us/j/85035583827

Come join us. Everyone is welcome.

Brian

Your Official Trash Bash Art Festival 2024 Guide!

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DETAILS AND PHOTOS:
www.heartofcartm.org/trash-bash-2024

LOCATION FOR ALL EVENTS:
White Clover Grange, Nehalem Valley

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Trash Art Show Opening Reception
Thursday, May 16, 5-9pm Entertainment begins at 5:30.
Meet the artists, appetizers, drinks, entertainment ( LIVE Trash Art SLAM. Don’t know what that is? Neither do we. We’re totally making it up and it’s going to be super fun! It involves really amazing artists and live creations.)

Trash Tales
Friday, May 17, 5-7pm Storytelling, drinks, appetizers (by the yum, yum yum Buttercup Julie!)

Trashion Show
Saturday, May 18, 4-9pm Food and drinks begin at 3pm. Show begins at 5pm. Runway, Raffle Food (by the super yum farmer’s market favorite Gnarly’s Tacos), drinks, DJ Romo dance party

Trash Art Gallery
Open hours May 17-19, 11am-5pm
Silent Auction Closes Sunday.

Festival Button: $20, Allows entry to all events.
Available in advance at Heart of Cartm downtown Wheeler or at the door of each event. No charge for children 12 and under. (Yes! The button is a physical thing that you buy and wear proudly. There are no online sales.)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
** Saturday’s Trashion Show is a popular event. Only 133 folks can safely be inside the Grange. We might reach capacity! To guarantee your seated place runway side at Saturday’s Trashion Show from INSIDE the Grange Hall, you must purchase a token. A limited number of tokens will be sold!!
Ask for a token when you buy your festival button. Doors will open for token holders first.**

Thank you to our sponsors Tillamook County Solid Waste, Averill Recycling, Revival!!

Summer Solstice Workshop: Illuminating Desire

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Summer Solstice Women+ Workshop

“Through the longest day and into the night, we welcome the summer solstice, a magical day of light and illumination.”

We are so excited to announce our inaugural Women’s+ North Coast Summer Solstice Workshop!

~ Illuminating Desire ~

Lara and Tenisha will be joining forces to help you gently unearth desires for the next phase of your journey.

Lara will lead the group through individual and group flow practices, breathwork and intuitive journaling.

Tenisha will deepen our offering with somatic sensing, visualization practices and a safe environment to titrate towards what you really want.

Come illuminate your summer season with us as we celebrate aliveness amidst nature through the wholeness of our beings.

Where: Les Shirley Park
When: June 30th 2024
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $35